Geneva Wilderness Area, 6/16/2012

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Eastern Bluebird

This morning I went for the first time to the Geneva Wilderness Area.  I had heard that there was a Great Horned Owl there, but unfortunately, I never located it.  However, I still had a pretty great time. I  heard several Bobwhites at at least one Carolina Chickadee, though none showed themselves, and Eastern Towhees were constantly singing all over the area.  Photographically, I enjoyed finding Eastern Bluebirds, White-eyed Vireos, and a Little Blue Heron. A couple Roseate Spoonbills flew by as well, which I found rather surprising.

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White-eyed Vireo
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Little Blue Heron
As I was a walking through the trail, a Bobcat ventured on the path.  I think we noticed each other at exactly the same time, and both of us stood nearly motionless (save the tripping of my shutter).  After a few seconds, I made a move and the Bobcat took off.  Thankfully, a couple of the photos came out.

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Gopher Tortoise

Here's a list of species I saw this morning:

Wood Duck 3
Mottled Duck 1
Northern Bobwhite 5
Little Blue Heron 1
Tricolored Heron 1
Roseate Spoonbill 2
Black Vulture 12
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 1
Swallow-tailed Kite 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Sandhill Crane 2
Killdeer 3
Mourning Dove 15
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
White-eyed Vireo 3
American Crow X
Fish Crow X
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
Northern Parula 3
Pine Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 15
Northern Cardinal 5


  1. Excellent capture of the White-eyed Vireo.  They are hard to get often times, at least for me. 

  2. Geneva WA looks like a great place for birding & bird photography Scott! I love that Bobcat image!


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